Take Good Care of Her

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"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Adam Wade
from the album Adam Wade's Greatest Hits
A-side "Take Good Care Of Her"
B-side "Sleepy Time Girl" (original)
"Too Far" (re-release)
Released 1961 (1961)
Recorded 1960
Genre Pop
Length 2:29
Label Coed
Writer(s) Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s) George Paxton
Adam Wade singles chronology
"Gloria's Theme"
(1960)
"Take Good Care of Her"
(1961)
"The Writing on the Wall"
(1961)
"Take Good Care of Her"
Single by Sonny James
from the album True Love's a Blessing
B-side "On the Fingers of One Hand"
Released March 1966
Genre Country
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Arthur Kent
Ed Warren
Producer(s) Marvin Hughes
Sonny James singles chronology
"True Love's a Blessing"
(1965)
"Take Good Care of Her"
(1966)
"Room in Your Heart"
(1966)

"Take Good Care of Her" is a 1961 song written by Arthur Kent and Ed Warren and recorded by Adam Wade. It reached number twenty on the R&B charts and number seven on the Hot 100.[1] In the song, the narrator speaks to the groom of his ex-girlfriend.

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1966, Sonny James had a number one country hit with his version of the song.[2] It was the fourth among his 23 No. 1 singles.

̇̈*Later that year, Mel Carter recorded the song and reached #78 on US pop charts.

  • In 1973, Elvis Presley recorded a version of the song as a B-Side to his song "I've Got a Thing About You Baby".

̈*In the same year, Johnny Mathis reached #40 on Adult Contemporary charts.

Chart performance[edit]

Adam Wade[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.K. Singles Charts 38

Sonny James[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1

Johnny Mathis[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 40
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 15

Elvis Presley[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 4
Canada RPM Top Tracks 56
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary 7

Bobbie Evans[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Canada RPM Country Singles 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 606. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 172. 
Preceded by
"Distant Drums"
by Jim Reeves
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Sonny James version)

June 18-June 25, 1966
Succeeded by
"Think of Me"
by Buck Owens